Made from a Sainsbury's carrier bag

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

My upcycled tin lunchbox

Tony brought me an empty coffee tin this evening. I plan to use it as a lunch box.  You could use it for pretty much anything though as it is really robust.  I used some 'bag feet' to attach the heavy ribbon braid strap but I think paper fasteners would work just as well.

I attached the handle using two bag feet on each side for extra strength

There is plenty of room inside for my packed lunch

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Gift tags

I am in the process of dismantling Le Crafterie and creating a new indoor craft room. I have in my stash a whole load of Christmas cards so I spent a half hour cutting bits off them and making a pile of gift tags to add to little presents.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Box files

Box files don't have to be grey and boring.  A little paint and a few embellishments can make a huge difference.  I painted a wooden wine crate and an A4 box file. They make great storage for crafting materials

Monday, 22 August 2016

School fetes

Christmas will be upon us before we know it.  How about stitching some tiny scented sachets and selling them at the school fete.  I filled these with 'Unstoppables'.  You will find them in the laundry section of your local supermarket.  They are intended to be used as 'in wash scent boosters' and one pack will enable you to make hundreds of sachets. I made mine a little bigger than a 2p piece  but you can of course make them any size or shape you like. If you make bigger ones then stuff them with wadding or cotton wool and then add  a teaspoon of the fragrant pellets. I am finding that a little goes a very long way.  The sachets are great for adding a little fragrance to the laundry cupboard or knicker drawer

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Jeans make over

I have got an embroidery bug really quite bad. If it can be embroidered I am now eyeing it up.  I spent yesterday afternoon adding a little bit of embroidery to the legs and back pocket of an old pair of jeans.   They look rather nice too so I can see that I will be attacking all my old jeans with a needle and thread.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

shopping bag

It was a great excuse to eat crisps :-)  I thoroughy washed and dried the crisp packets before laminating them.  Then I crocheted the bag and lined it with a tatty old cotton shopping bag that was given away at a free promotion

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Upcycled pallet

Tony has spent the past week making a fantastic log store from a huge industrial pallet. He has made a fabulous job of it.